Hiba Ammar writes:
When my father proposed to my mother… He dedicated Surah Al-Imran, which he memorized off heart, as her “Mahr” (dowry)
And when my husband proposed to me, my father told him that he would have to memorize a surah of the Quran as my mahr.. The wedding will not go on unless i’v received my mahr
I was asked to pick one of the surahs… I chose Surah Al-Noor… For all the laws that Surah contained within it and for the fact that it seemed hard to memorize on my behalf.
And before our wedding day; aside of being busy preparing for our “Newly wedded Nest”… The Quran wouldn’t leave my husband’s hand an entire month as he was memorizing the surah…
A few day before our wedding day, my husband came to recite to my father the surah which he had completed.
My father told him every time u make a mistake, u would have to start from the beginning all over again :))
My husband began reciting surah Al-Noor with his calm/gentle voice in such a “beautiful” scene which I will never forget. My mother and I would look at one another and would smile awaiting my husband to make a mistake so he would have to start all over again and by that increase my “Reward”…
But my husband - May Allah bless him - had memorized the surah off heart and didn’t even forget one single verse of it.
Once he finished my father hugged him and said to him: “Today I shall marry my daughter to u for u have fulfilled her mahr.. and your pledge to me..”
He didn’t pay me a financial mahr… And we didn’t buy gold worth tens of thousands…
He sufficed me with Allah’s words as an oath/contract between us…
And the Question is…. I wonder what Surah my daughter will chose as her mahr in the future?
Subhan’Allah,such a wonderful example :)